The Gaiety Theatre

The Isle of Man's entertainment history reached a milestone in 2004 with the opening of the new Villa Marina and Gaiety Theatre Complex, consisting of the Villa Marina, the Gaiety Theatre, the Colonnade and extensive gardens. Not only geographically linked, but also drawing on the experience of the management and staff from the Gaiety Theatre and Summerland, it is well placed to take entertainment and the performing arts on through the 21st Century. At the same time, it provides first-class facilities for conferences, meetings, exhibitions and functions.


Designed by architect Frank Matcham the Gaiety was opened in 1900 as a grand Opera House and Theatre.

After years of neglect, the Isle of Man Government acquired the Theatre in 1971 and restoration work began in 1976.
The Building has since been carefully restored back to Matcham's original design.

A thriving theatre, the Gaiety is at the centre of the Island's Arts scene, staging performances and events throughout
the year.
Contact Details

Department of Tourism and Leisure
St Andrew's House



Tel: 01624 686801

e-mail :
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